The article focuses on the benefits of digital prototyping for manufacturing industries in Australia. Digital prototyping presents product design teams with the ability to build, explore, and test new products before they become a physical reality. In addition, the digital prototyping solution allows collaboration of designs. Moreover, digital prototyping can provide designers with the ability to build a complete digital simulation of a product.
COMPUTER software, PROTOTYPES, MANUFACTURING industries, INDUSTRIAL management, and TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
The article focuses on the benefits offered by digital prototyping on manufacturers in Australia. According to Karsten Hojberg of Autodesk, digital prototyping is accessible to smaller and larger companies. He adds that it allows companies to optimize business efficiencies, reduce costs and raise their competitive advantage. It is noted that the technology is helpful in managing a manufacturer's supply chain through improving the communication and collaboration between designers and customers.
MANUFACTURING processes, PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL productivity, MANUFACTURING industries, and DIGITAL technology
The article offers information on digital prototyping and discusses its importance in improving the efficiency and productivity in the manufacturing industry in Australia. According to Steve DiLauro, senior manager at Autodesk Inc., digital prototyping is a process and methodology that helps manufacturers improve their design process when introducing new products while reducing costs, time, and waste. In addition, tips on how to be successful in digital prototyping are presented.
PROTOTYPES, INDUSTRIAL design, ENGINEERING design, and DIGITAL technology
The article provides information on the processes of digital prototyping for the manufacturing industry in Australia. It has been noted that digital prototyping uses three-dimensional modeling and engineering data to visualize and analyze designs without making physical prototypes. Furthermore, it allows engineers to answer questions about their product before it is actually built.
RAPID prototyping, MILITARY budgets, DEFENSE industries, and PROTOTYPES
The article reports that the Australian government is extending its rapid prototyping program after a year-long trial period. The program is formally called the Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program. The government has decided to put in A$60 million more to cover costs for the next three years. The defense establishment and industry work together to solve problems quickly.
MANUFACTURING processes, MANUFACTURING industries, and IMAGING systems
Reports on the initiative of Roland DG Corp. in introducing the new method of time compression design process for manufacturing industry in Australia. Inclusion of the three dimensional scanning; Demonstration of the revolutionary time compression process; Range of products from computer components.
SPORTS teams, COMPUTER-aided design software, RACING automobiles, and ENGINEERING technicians
The article offers information on the successful partnership between Kelly Racing engineering team and Autodesk Inc., which provide the team with digital prototyping software for all the team's CAD development. Team racer Rick Kelly explained the need for the team to be fast and efficient in every field of business. The company runs four cars in the Australian V8 Supercars Championship. The Autodesk solution for digital prototyping helps engineers to develop a single digital model.
MANUFACTURING processes, RAPID prototyping, SINTERING, and INDUSTRIAL lasers
The article reports on the advantages of laser sintering in the production of parts from the electronic data industries in Australia. As stated, laser allows a company to manufacture an intricate hearing aid from the digital data. It can make the manufacturing process much faster compared with the traditional tools. Craig Beechey of Betta Machine Tools states that laser sintering can create any imaginary part out of synthetic or metal powder from electronic data.
SUBSIDIARY corporations and THREE-dimensional printing
The article discusses the plan of the manufacturing firm Keech Australia to be a major provider of 3D printing technology in Australia. It states that the firm rebranded its patternmaking subsidiary BPM 3D Technologies as Keech Advanced Manufacturing 3D. It notes that the firm sees its additive manufacturing division having opportunities in prototyping and short-run manufacturing uses. It mentions that the firm invested heavily on equipment.
The article explores the changes in Australia's manufacturing design. It is considered that the most significant changes have to do with process and technology that enable manufacturing design to evolve into a more holistic expression of resources required to make the end product. As engineering-approach to design becomes necessary, manufacturers adopt three-dimensional (3D) design simulations and digital prototyping. They also turn to 3D models to produce concept design that fits to purpose.
COMPUTER-aided design, MANUFACTURING processes, THREE-dimensional imaging, and COMPUTER network resources
The article reports on the increasing the number of Australian manufacturers using three-dimensional (3D) computer aided design (CAD) in their operations, according to Cadalyst columnist and worldwide Autodesk technical evangelist Lynn Allen. A study conducted by Aberdeen Group has found that leading engineering companies were more entrenched in 3D CAD software wherein they have been producing digital prototyping. Key information about the Inventor 2008, 3D CAD software, is further presented
METALWORKING industries, MANUFACTURING industries, AUTOMATIC control systems, and SHEET-metal work
The article reports on the impact of the rediscovery of incremental sheet metal forming on the metal-working and manufacturing industries in Australia. The technology differs from conventional metal forming process in its emphasis on the use of tool movement. Incremental metal forming is ideal for sheet metal prototyping.
DATA transmission systems, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, PRODUCT design, INDUSTRIAL design, BUSINESS models, and DOWNLOADING of data
The article reports on the free download of Inventor Fusion Technology Preview from Autodesk Inc. Laboratories in Australia. It is a digital prototyping technology which unites the power and control of parametric, history-based modeling. It is considered as part of larger effort combining the best disciplines to improve product design process. It offers seamless bidirectional parametric and direct workflows to users through the adoption of modeling approach.
INDUSTRIAL sites, PROTOTYPES, MACHINERY industry, and MACHINE parts
The article reports on the opening of RedEye RPM, the leading rapid prototype and parts builders, in Australia. The company produces high quality thermoplastic parts and prototypes. It can build and ship parts throughout Australian and New Zealand. It is not only a leader in rapid prototyping, but it brings instant quoting and ordering to Australia.
MILLING machinery, DRILLING & boring, and NUMERICAL control of machine tools
The article evaluates Franklin Industries NV and Electronic Development's multi-functional drilling and milling CNC machines, which are distributed in Australia by Electronic Development Sales, and provides information on the machines' rapid prototyping and quality control features.
COMPUTER software, PROTOTYPES, NEW product development, and INDUSTRIAL costs
Reports on the use of Unigraphics NX three-dimensional design computer software by Breville in Australia. Enhancement of the process of product prototyping and development; Provision of faster product-to-market time; Reduction of operating costs.